Volume 46, Issue 8
September 2011


Protective Glazing Continues to Advance
As protective glazing has become more in demand in recent years, many more manufacturers and installers are learning the ins and outs of what was once a niche market.

Answers Needed Stat

The destruction of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following the EF5 tornado that struck the city in May, begs the questions: how can new glass products help essential facilities better protect occupants from tornadoes?

A New View in Atlanta

After a 2008 tornado, Westin Peachtree Plaza’s 73-story tower sat for years as a patchwork of glass and plywood in downtown Atlanta. Like the landmark tower, this glass replacement stands out.

Winner of the Green Design Award
Our judges narrowed down the nominations to three finalists; our readers voted. And the winner is…

“It Still Keeps Me Up at Night”

Former Arch Aluminum & Glass CEO Leon Silverstein talks about the first acquisition that put Sun Capital on its path to growth in the glass industry.

Shower Enclosure Spotlight
This New York showroom is leaving visitors wanting more glass shower doors.

Look out Atlanta, ‘Cause Here They Come

Glass professionals are heading to Atlanta September 12-14 for GlassBuild 2011. Get the early product preview here.


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Codes & Regulations
Contract Glazing


Issue @ Hand
Guest Book
GANA Perspectives
The Business

The Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver was designed by:
Architect: Klipp Architecture
Curtainwall: Kawneer Co. Inc.
Fabricator: Viracon
Glazing Contractor: Trainor Glass
Photo: Frank Ooms

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